CCTA Library in Sync w/ STC Library

2015 October/November Issue

CONGRATULATIONS, Fall Semester "Readers Are Leaders"!

Four students have completed requirements to be recognized as "Reader Are Leaders". Great job, Krystal Vallejo, Abel Macias, Yesenia Perez, and Anissa Puente!!!! They each read twenty books or more ranging within their ZPD and earned an 80 percent or higher average overall. Krystal was recognized as the Top Reader with the most books read. These students are true examples of leading the way for others to follow. Pictured are Krystal, Abel, Yesenia, and Anissa.
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University of Texas Libraries Features PSJA CCTA Library in November E-Newsletter

Hook 'Em, Horns! UT Librarian Cindy Fisher wrote an article for the November E-Newsletter featuring our library and Mrs. Hernandez's participation at UT Libraries Information Literacy Summit in 2013. The post includes a link to Mrs. Hernandez's E-Research Plan Portfolio. Pictured are Cindy Fisher and Lisa Hernandez. Click on the link below to read the complete blog post entitled Looking to the Future, While Reflecting on the Past.
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Texas Library Snapshot Day at CCTA

Boy, did we have a blast! Students and their children had the opportunity to participate in several library activities. They tie dyed t-shirts, dressed as superheroes, won prizes, and had their children fingerprinted by the Pharr Police Department. Our library activities were photographed and posted on Flickr in participation of the Texas Library Association's Texas Snapshot Day. Click on the Flickr link below to view more pictures.
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Peace Love Read T-Shirt Fundraiser Contest Winners

From among the high schools in the district, we sold the most t-shirts for the District Library Department. As an incentive, Author Lindsey Lane conducted a writing workshop with students. During a Q&A session, Criminal Justice dual-enrollment students were able to ask Ms. Lane about her career as a journalist which included her interviewing death row inmates.
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Library Presentation at Parent Meeting

In November, Mrs. Hernandez presented at our monthly parent meeting. She introduced attendees to the library webpage and provided them with our library brochure which includes usernames and passwords to library e-books and MackinVIA.
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Texas Library Journal Includes PSJA CCTA Library in Partnership with STC Library in Fall Issue

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Thank you, School Board and CCTA Administration!!

PSJA CCTA Library in Partnership with STC Library staff appreciates those who made it possible for our school to have a new flag pole. Isn't it AWESOME?
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STC Police Academy Cadets Featured on Channel 5

On October 13th, STC Police Cadets were featured on Channel 5 News. STC Public Safety Instructor Victor Valdez was interviewed for the segment. Click on the link below to watch video.

PSJA AFT and PSJA ISD FREE BOOK GIVEAWAY

Saturday, Dec. 12th 2015 at 9am

1229 South Veterans Boulevard

San Juan, TX

As per District Library Coordinator Nora Galvan, "...Each staff member that has turned in a form and attends the book distribution will select 20 books each, (custodians, cafeteria workers, cross-guards, clerks, secretary, paraprofessionals, teachers, assist. principals, principal, librarian, counselor, nurse, etc. They need to make sure to take their school ID. Students will get 4 books each, they need to take their school shirt... Thank you for your hard work and effort."